Universal Bosses in Trouble?

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Universal Pictures co-chairmen David Linde and Marc Shmuger contemplated their professional mortality in today's LAT, acknowledging that this summer's compounded misfires aren't failures but rather artifacts of a different time. (Except for Land of the Lost, which even Shmuger admits is a failure.) "[T]hese were decisions made 18 months ago, and the marketplace has changed. We have to live with that change, and Brüno didn't find an audience." Studio president Rob Meyer was metaphorically upbeat: "We've got a bad case of the flu, but by no means is this terminal." But moving The Wolf Man back to Valentine's Day 2010? Someone might at least call a doctor. [LAT]



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